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Course Overview

This course is designed for students with little or no American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency. In this introductory course, students will develop basic skills in American Sign Language and learn more about diverse Deaf cultures and communities of the world. This course will begin to prepare students for social interaction and academic discourse. Emphasis is on comprehension, production and interactional skills using basic grammatical features. To pass this course, students are required to maintain a B- or higher in all developmental ASL courses.

Program: American Sign Language

Credit: 3

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American Sign Language

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American Sign Language

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American Sign Language

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American Sign Language

Credits 3


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American Sign Language

Credits 1-5


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American Sign Language

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